YWriter – the free word processor for novelists

YWriter is a free word processor designed specifically for novelists and authors in general. It won’t write the thing for you, but it does help you chop your opus up into chunks to make it easier to manage. The program also provides tools to manage characters, scenes, goals and timelines, which […]

USB Mice Wheel – a reflection of the position of our souls?

Consider this USB Mice Wheel to be not so much a silly gadget and more a reflection of life in general. Plug it in and the faster you type, the faster the little fake critter runs around the wheel. Going nowhere. Remind you of anyone? Yep, same here.

 Plug the USB Mice Wheel into […]

How to get SMS delivery reports on an iPhone

To get delivery confirmation reports sent to your iPhone simply add *0# to the beginning of your text message and once the SMS message has been delivered you will get a text message back saying: Message for +(number) has been delivered on (date and time). The recipient of your text message won’t see the *0# […]

Conversion table for knots to miles per hour

Conversion table for knots to miles per hour    KTS to MPH   5 Knots = 5.8 MPH 10 Knots = 11.5 MPH 15 Knots = 17.3 MPH 20 Knots = 23.0 MPH 25 Knots = 28.8 MPH 30 Knots = 34.6 MPH 35 Knots = 40.3 MPH 40 Knots = 46.1 MPH 45 Knots = 51.8 […]

Change Default Installation Directory

I like to keep my main drive running mainly the OS. On my second drive I like to install the majority of my programs. However, windows always wants to install programs to “c:\program files” and changing it everytime can be a pain. After you back up your registry, this is how you can change this default location. […]

[WINDOWS DHCP] Migrate from a server that is running Windows Server 2003

Migrate from a server that is running Windows Server 2003 Follow these steps if your current DHCP server is running Windows Server 2003. To migrate from Windows Server 2003 Log on to the DHCP server by using an account that is a member of the local administrator’s group. Open a Command Prompt window and type the following command: […]

RAID Explained

Introduction Modern hard disks come in sizes as large as 1tb (Terra-Byte = 1000GB)and beyond. However, sometimes even the largest or fastest hard disks are not enough for certain applications. The acronym ‘RAID’ stands for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks. It is generally recommended that all disks in a RAID should be identical […]

Changes to Remote Administration (mstsc.exe)

In Windows Server 2003, you can start the RDC client (mstsc.exe) with the /console switch to remotely connect to the physical console session on the server (also known as session 0). In Windows Server 2008, the /console switch has been deprecated. (For more information, see the “Why the /console switch is no longer needed” section […]